July 3, 2012

2012-2013 NCAA Rule Book

The below information is courtesy of NCSA Athletic Recruiting.  NCSA does a great job of providing information and support for families, and if you have not at least signed up for their Free site, I strongly encourage you to do so.

The New NCAA Guide for the 2012-2013 season is already here:http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA.pdf.
Below you will find an outline of the most important changes, however, I strongly encourage you to read the guide front to back.
·         Page 7:
o   Eligibility Center Fees - Effective September 1, 2012 the registration fee for the will increase to $70  for US, US Territories and Canadian students and $120 for all other international students.
·         Page 8:
o   Fee Waiver Eligibility -  International students (students living outside of the US, Puerto Rico or US Territories) are not eligible for a fee waiver.
·         Page 9:
o   DI Academic Requirements
o   Courses with similar content may be deemed duplicative by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
o   Time Limitation on Core Courses (Please read this section).
o   College-bound student-athletes first entering a DI college or university on or after August 1st, 2016 will need to meet new academic rules in order to receive athletics aid, practice, or compete during their first year (Please read this section).
§  Full Qualifier
§  Academic Redshirt
§  Nonqualifier
·         Page 10: Please review the DI sliding scales A & B.
·         Page 19: Delays Full-Time Collegiate Enrollment and Participates in Organized Competition

o   Effective August 1, 2012 – Sports Other than Men’s Ice Hockey, Skiing and Tennis:  You have one year after high school graduation (i.e., grace period) to enroll full time at a college or university or you will lose one season of competition for each calendar year during which you continue to compete in organized competition.
·         Page 23-25: Contact Rules
o   DII
§  A coach may begin sending you printed recruiting materials June 15 before your junior year in high school.
§  No limit on number of calls by college coach beginning June 15 before your junior year.
§  A college coach can have contact with you or your parents/legal guardians off the college’s campus beginning June 15 before your junior year.
o   Official Visits
§  Allowed beginning opening day of classes your senior year.
§  You may make only one official visit per college and up to a maximum of five official visits to Division I colleges.  There is no limit to official visits to Division II colleges.

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